Akinci, Sevcan Kiliç; Akinci, Mehmet Mutlu
January 2009
Ekev Academic Review;Winter2009, Vol. 13 Issue 38, p403
Academic Journal
Since the concept of social responsibility, which emphasizes that organizations are responsible to all of its stakeholders, has become widespread, the responsibility of organizations to the natural environment has gained importance. The expectations that organizations should function without harming environment necessitates organizations to follow up their own activities. In this study, the environmental management systems which enable organizations their own activities in order to fulfill environmental responsibilities are explained. The costs and benefits of environmental management systems are described, and conclusions are drawn for all kinds of organizations.


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